New ‘NIA’ classes blend martial arts, dance and healing artsImagine dancing with joyous abandon, grooving and gliding into soul-kissing bliss. That’s what my morning was like when I took my first “Nia” class at Life Time Fitness in Eden Prairie, Minn. Nia stands for Neuromuscular Integrative Action, which doesn’t begin to hint at the fun cardio workout that lies ahead. Its name and description as a healing “mind-body class” made me expect calm, slow breathing, gentle swaying and, frankly, boredom. Boy, was I wrong.
By: Dee DePass, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)